Cornel West Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

CRITICISM

Carton, Evan. “Two Faces of American Pragmatism.” Raritan XI, No. 1 (Summer 1991): 115-27.

Offers a comparative analysis of “literary-philosophical pragmatism” in West's The American Evasion of Philosophy and David Marr's American Worlds Since Emerson.

Coleman, William E., Jr. Review of Race Matters, by Cornel West. ETC 51, No. 1 (Spring 1994): 103-4.

Offers a brief discussion of Race Matters.

Eisen, Vitka, and Mary Kenyatta. “Cornel West on Heterosexism and Transformation: An Interview.” Harvard Educational Review 66, No. 2 (Summer 1996): 356-67.

Interview in which West discusses identity-politics and interrelated aspects of heterosexism, homophobia, patriarchy, White supremacy, and radical democracy.

Gilroy, Paul. Review of Keeping Faith, by Cornel West. Artforum XXXII, No. 4 (December 1993): 75.

Offers a positive assessment of Keeping Faith, though faults the book's lack of cohesion and West's precarious position of authority.

Green, Barbara L. Review of Keeping Faith, by Cornel West. The Antioch Review 53, No. 1 (Winter 1995): 117-8.

Offers a positive assessment of Keeping Faith.

Jennings, James. “Re-Examining Race Relations in the United States.” Journal of American Ethnic History 15, No. 1 (Fall 1995): 56-60.

Jennings commends parts of Keeping Faith, though finds West's treatment of “Black” ethnicity lacking.

King, Richard H. “A review of Keeping FaithJournal of American Studies 29, No. 1 (April 1995): 126–27.

Offers a positive assessment of Keeping Faith.

Moses, Stanley T. Review of Prophetic Thought in Postmodern Times and Prophetic Reflections, by Cornel West. Utne Reader No. 64 (July-August 1994): 120-1.

Offers positive assessments of Prophetic Thought in Postmodern Times and Prophetic Reflections.

Petersen, Clarence. Review of Race Matters, by Cornel West. Chicago Tribune Books (24 April 1994): 8.

Offers a brief discussion of Race Matters.

Rowley, Larry L. “A review of The Future of Race” 64, No. 4 (Fall 1995): 486–88.

Offers a positive assessment of The Future of Race despite arguing that the book's scholarly inaccessibility is a shortcoming.

Snell, Marilyn Berlin. “Charlie Parker Didn't Give a Damn.” New Perspectives Quarterly 8, No. 3 (Summer 1991): 60-3.

Interview in which West discusses the problem of racism, the limitations of capitalist society, and black self-identity, especially as realized in music.

Additional coverage of West's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 144; and Black Literature Criticism Supplement.